Chelsea star Juan Mata met local children during a celebration of Education Through Football (ETF) event at Stamford Bridge last week.
The Spanish international was joined by Chelsea Foundation trustees and delegates from the Premier League and the Professional Footballers' Association for the occasion.
At the event Chelsea Foundation's education manager Jeff Gayle gave a presentation on the initiative, which uses the power of Chelsea Football Club to improve children's maths, English and history.
Local headmaster Jared Brading also spoke about the project and how it has been received at schools before children from Servite Primary School in Fulham met Mata for a questions-and-answers session.
“Education is really important and I'm really proud the club is using the pull of Chelsea to help these children to learn,” said Mata. “It was also brilliant to meet these children, because every footballer loves to see the excitement on their faces. It reminds us of how we were when we were growing up. They also had some really good questions to ask.”
To watch video of Mata's visit click here (UK users only).